Friday, June 21, 2013
the beginnings of our water project
The reason that the project is at this point is that when Dad picked up the PVC there were not enough supplies at the store. Because there were not any 20 foot pipes he bought 10 footers and then we needed twice as many of the connectors and there weren't enough of those either. So we glued together what we had and he has now purchased the rest of the parts while at the lake. On Monday, we will glue the rest together and thread it through the grove.
In the meantime Mother Nature has been taking care of the watering. Last night there was a strong storm system that went through our area about 2:30 in the morning. We had 0.7 inches of rain. We had a few leave clusters from the trees to pick up but we were so fortunate to not get the brunt of the storm. 25 miles to the north of us they are without power with power lines and trees down all over town. Rumors are that they had 4.5 inches of rain and 85 mph winds. A few miles further there are reports of 7 inches of rain. This was round one.
Round two came this afternoon. The sky got green and then black. This is 5:30 p.m. and it is dark out. The yard light is on.
In the field next to the cornfield...
This was the pumpkin patch before the storm, full of bright yellow blooms. Now they look a little beat up. We will have to see how they fair with the next round predicted around midnight tonight and the round after that predicting more strong storms for tomorrow afternoon.